First up, chef Chalee Kader versus chef Randy Nopprapa.

72 Courtyard’s Spanish tapas restaurant, Toro, is starting a new event series to find out which Bangkok chef makes the best paella.

Paella on the Patio Chef Battle kicks off on Mar 17 between Chalee Kader of Surface and Randy Nopprapa of Fillets. Both chefs also co-own Charoenkrung’s new-school Isaan joint, 100 Mahaseth.

Chef Chalee promises a “Thai-style” paella that combines seafood with Thai chili paste, while chef Randy will use his Japanese cuisine skills on ingredients like hotaru-ika (firefly squid) and chicken meatballs.

The B1,000 price includes three glasses of wine by Wine Garage, in addition to portions of both chef’s paellas.

72 Courtyard, 72 Sukhumvit Soi 55 (Thonglor), 02-392-7790. Open daily 6pm-midnight; Sat-Sun noon-3pm